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January 23, 2004

Installing MySQL on Mac OS X

Did I mention that my new Mac had arrived? It has, and I am suitably impressed. After installing Mac Python my next step was to install MySQL.

So I installed Fink, fired up apt and installed the requisite packages. Then I twiddled my thumbs because I couldn't find any instructions on starting the database.


A quick Google later and I found this page which, amongst other things, told me that to start up MySQL I needed to fire up a terminal window and type

sudo /sw/bin/mysqld_safe &

Now all I need to do is get that to execute at startup and I'll be away.

Next up, I was planning a shootout between CocoaMySQL and MySQL Control Center. Sadly the second product isn't yet available on OS X so CocoaMySQL here I come.

Posted by Andy Todd at January 23, 2004 09:54 AM